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we first alerted kron four viewers about this breaking news at 3-11 this afternoon. for a complete list of buildings that are evacuated go to our website you can get push alerts through the kron four mobile app... anytime... anywhere. it is available for free for apple and android devices. storm debris litters the san francisco bay. an astonishing look from above - in this helicopter partnership with a-b-c-7 news. the coast guard now urging boaters to be on the lookout as river levels are expected to rise this evening. storm debris from the mountains and waterways - now in the bay. large piles of debris can be
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seen floating near the richmond-san rafael bridge and several other areas nearby. kron four's philippe djegal reports from san francisco, where debris is washing ashore.
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happening now.... on highway 17....the first full day of work since a life was lost has resulted in considerable progress on the mudlside slide that shut down part of this major thoroughfare between the silicon valley and san jose. a complete fix is days ...if not weeks away... but as
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kron four's rob fladeboe reports now live from the scene, the short-term goal is to head off any potential problems associated with the next round of rain. áááááá nats taking out several more trees at the top of the slide was first on caltrans 'to do' list wednesday. next up, the removal of newly excavated
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earth and rocks and construction of an 8-foot berm along the entire length of the slide. that way passing traffic on the southbound lanes will be protected should the slide grow worse in the coming wet weather. caltrans spokeswoman susana cruz via phone from san luis obispo.sot voice of: susana cruz/caltrans traffic is moving, one lane each way in the southbound lanes from vine hill to sugar loaf road. but the commute from scotts valley to the summit can take upwards of two hours with alternative routes also plagued by slides. the chp asking drivers to keep their eyes on theroad as they pass by the on going work.sot officer sam courtney/chpyou may recall it was way back on january 9th when the slide
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first came down, crushing a news van whose driver esaped serious injury. last week, it happened again as another driver had a narrow escape when the slide got bigger. two days later, one worker was killed and another hurt when they were run over by a dump truck. after a four day shutdown, work resumed tuesday amid new safety rules. only one truck at a time will be loaded and the workwill continue weather permitting. sot susan cruz/caltrans
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the next rain storm is expected to move in this evening. let's check in with chief meteorologist brittney ship - who is timing out the storm for us... and will tell you when it wil be in your neighborhood. brittney...
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it's a race against the clock... still ahead on kron four news at five. crews are working quickly to prevent a busy north bay highway from flooding again- as another round of storms approach. plus, police in the east bay capture an alleged jewelry thief who walked away from a sears store with 200-thousand dollars worth of merchandise. why police are now crediting the public - for this arrest. and next, chp officers have determined the cause behind the damage to dozens of cars - that travel a busy east bay highway. a live report next.
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[crying] ahhhhhhhhhh! the price you see is the price you pay, unlike cable. an innocent drive down highway 680... and highway 24 has turned frightening for a handful of motorists.some thought they were were being shot at ... or someone was throwing rocks. but today .. kron 4's dan kerman learned authorities don't believe any crime has taken taking place dan... what's behind what some drivers felt was an attack?
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of late it seems traveling along the highway 680-24 corridor can be dangerous to your car's health. earlier this month sereta churchill told us about how her sunroof was shattered while driving near the 680 24 interchange.sot this past sunday the car alex green was driving in was hit by a softball size piece of cement. in fact the chp has received more than 50 similar complaints over the last few months, but now authorities have determined there is no crime here just bad roadway specifically debris from the roadway hitting the vehicles standup dan kerman /walnut creeksot rocquel johnson/caltranscaltrans has put in an emergency request to
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authorize a repair project on 24 between plesant hill and 680 and on 680 between rutgear and monument.sot
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in the north bay. . . highway 37 is still shutdown in both directions even though flood water is gone. the issue now is making sure additional repairs are made. . . so that when the rain returns. . . the road won't flood. crews collected soil samples today to see how the floodwaters affected the roadway.. the repairs possibly include adding a layer of new asphalt. cal trans is focused on putting in a temporary fix. . .by building a concrete wall on the east side.those who live nearby are not too happy about the delays constant delays. trt:11/ "a direct route" still no word on when highway-37 will reopen. nearly 40-thousand drivers use the
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roadway on a normal daily basis. synopsis...rain starts in the north bay overnight and then reaches the greater bay area and central coast for the thursday morning commute. rain quickly turns to showers by midday thursday. the next round of rain starts friday morning over the central coast and then spreads
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northward across the bay area with another round of rain. showers linger saturday then a brief dry spell through sunday. next front arrives sunday night into monday with rain chances lasting through wednesday. && .discussion...as of 2:23 pm pst wednesday...a few passing showers across the north bay earlier today, but latest radar imagery shows the bay area is now quiet. a few spotters did report a trace and one or two gages tipped 0.01 inches this morning. now onto the main event. the much talked about cold front is still ontrack for tonight and thursday. currently the cold front is off the norcal coast spreading moderate to heavy rain near the ca/or border. weather model timing is in decent agreement with rain developing over the north bay late this evening, then gradually spreading southward to the golden gate by 4 am and finally to monterey by mid morning thursday. lingering showers will develop behind the front for much of the bay area during the day thursday. rainfall will be highest over the north bay and coastal mountains, roughly 1-2 inches. elsewhere, 0.25-0.75 inches. the greatest impact will be on the thursday morning commute in the heart of the bay area. the passing front will also bring some
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gusty winds, which may bring a tree or two down but not widespread. no wind advisories have been issued since a few gusts will only reach 35- synopsis...rain up at the oroville dam, new rain is falling today, raising new fears of another evacuation for the nearly 200=thousand people who have just returned to their homes. officials downplayed that possibility today.but they still say people living downstream from the reservoir should keep their bags packed. ááá i want to remind everyone mother nature's in the room. words of caution as acting
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state water chief bill croyle described the slowly improving situation at lake oroville. this next storm won't pose a threatstate officials say the damaged spillway is lowering the lake's water level by about eight inches an hour. their target is to drop it by another 25 feet.and even with the new rain...we shouldn't see a bump in the reservoir.at the same time, state workers are working round the clock to shore up an emergency spillway next to the one being used. the cement and rocks are arriving at a rate of 12=hundred tons an hour.lotta trucks, lotta helicopters, lotta concrete. it's kinda like a war zonebutte county's sheriff says 150 national guard troops are coming to help deal with the crisis.this is still an emergency situation. it's important for
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people to be prepared.nearly 200=thousand people remain under an evacuation warning, but were allowed to return to their homes on tuesday.the sheriff says reports of looting were exaggerated. looting is when you have mass ... a bunch of people break into for example a business and empty it out. we didn't have that.burglaries regrettably time.the sheriff
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the concord police announced today the arrest of a suspect in the sears jewelry heist - that happened last december. 26-year-old kevin davis jr. was taken into custody earlier this month. officers were able to track down davis through a number of tips after releasing this surveillance video of the robbery. they believe davis stole more than a hundred rings...worth more than 200-thousand dollars police raided the suspect's home... but didn't find any of the stolen property. he faces two felony charges.
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one of president trump's cabinet picks is pulling out. andrew puzder.. the nominee for labor secretary has told the white house he does not want to proceed... if there is not a viable path to confirmation. puzder's confirmation hearing was scheduled for tomorrow.... but some republicans had raised concerns about his failure to pay taxes for five years on a former housekeeper who wasn't authorized to work in the u-s. puzder is the c-e-o of the company that owns the hardees and carl's junior fast food chains. president donald trump welcomed the israeli prime minister to the nations capital today. as questions continue to swirl around white house ties to russia. the commander in chief responded to those accusations in a brief press conference this afternoon. reporter kristen holmes has the latest. prime minister benjamin netanyahu: "israel stands with you." president donald trump and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu meeting wednesday at the white house to address a range of issues--from fighting isis to the israeli-palestinian
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conflict. president donald trump: i'm looking at two-state, one-state, and i like the one that both parties like. despite the jovial banter between the two world leaderstrump: i've known bibi a very long time, a smart man bibi: it's the art of t he deal the sole focus wasn't on diplomatic relations after recent reports that high level aides to president trump were in constant communication with russian officials during his campaign. among them -- former campaign manager paul manafort, and general michael flynn, who resigned from his post as national security adviser monday night.the president blasting the story with baseless claimspresident donald trump: "people are trying to cover up for a terrible loss that the democrats had under hillary clinton. i think it's very very unfair what's happened to general flynn, the way he was treated." and instead focusing on leaks from the intelligence community... president donald trump: "papers are being leaked. things are being leaked. it's criminal action, criminal act." democrats and republicans both wanting to know more. sen. john mccain/-r- arizona: we
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need an investigation. we need to have questions answered" rep. steny hoyer/-d- maryland: "it is important to know whether or not the russians believe they have some agreement or some way to influence the administration."in washington, i'm kristen holmes reporting. synopsis...rain starts in the north bay overnight and then reaches the greater bay area and central coast for the thursday morning commute. rain quickly turns to showers by midday thursday. the next round of rain starts friday morning over the central coast and then spreads northward across the bay area with another round of rain. showers linger saturday then a
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brief dry spell through sunday. next front ord=front arrives sunday night into monday with rain chances lasting through wednesday. && .discussion...as of 2:23 pm pst http://www.wea wednesday...a few passing showers across the north bay earlier today, but latest radar ord=radar imagery shows the bay area is now quiet. a few spotters did report a trace ord=trace and one or two gages tipped 0.01 inches this morning. now onto the main event. the much talked about cold front nt is still ontrack for tonight and thursday. currently the cold front nt is off the norcal coast spreading moderate to heavy rain near the ca/or border. weather model timing is in decent agreement with rain developing over the north bay late this evening, then gradually spreading southward to the golden gate by 4 am and finally to monterey by mid morning thursday. lingering showers will develop behind the front ord=front for much of the bay area during the day
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thursday. rainfall will be highest over the north bay and coastal mountains, roughly 1-2 inches. elsewhere, 0.25-0.75 inches. the greatest impact will be on the thursday morning commute in the heart of the bay area. the passing front http://www.weawill also bring some gusty winds, which may bring a tree or two down but not widespread. no wind advisories have been issued since a few gusts will only reach 35-40 mph. a second system will impact the region friday into saturday. models vary on strength and position of a developing surface low off the central coast, but all bring moderate to heavy rain to the central coast. latest wpc forecast puts a 992mb low due west of pt reyes by 4 am friday with a warm front nt extending east to near pt conception. is widespread rainfall will re-develop south of monterey county thursday night and spread north in monterey by 4 am friday. as closer to the early friday northward rest of the during the day early unlike the this system north with amounts over coastal ally up to few lingering be possible on drying trend will develop. itús not just one storm ord=storm per say, but a cumulative effect that will have greater hydrological concerns. flooding will be possible given that area soils are saturated and streams/creeks/rivers are already running high. additionally, a few forecast points along the salinas river are forecast to reach flood stage ge by sunday night. a hydrologic outlook ord=outlook has been issued with much more detail. there could be a brief respite late saturday, but then another system arrives sunday night into monday with more rain. as that front ord=front exits the region later monday the
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main upper trough ord=trough will sit offshore and shortwave trough e+trough/vort maxes will continue to rotate onshore and keep rain/shower chances going at least through thursday. at at&t, we believe in access. the opportunity for everyone to explore a digital world. connecting with the things that matter most. and because nothing keeps us more connected than the internet, we've created access from at&t.
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some yahoo account holders are being notified that a hacker may have accessed their account...witho ut using a password. it's currently unclear how many users were affected by the malicious activity. which involved the use of forged cookies. or strings of data which can be used to allow people to access online accounts without re-entering their passwords. the hackings occured between 20-15 and 20-16. and it's the latest develpoment in yahoo's investigation of a mega-breach that exposed one billion users' data several years ago.
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a california senator's proposed legislation would allow local governments to permit bars and restaurants to serve alcohol past two in the morning. the legislation would allow extended alcohol service hours to a time between 2.a.m and 4.a.m. communities interested in extending their hours must develop a plan identifying the affected areas... and obtain a law enforcement assessment of the public safety impact. in addition , they must demonstrate support from local residents and businesses... as well as the availability of transportation.
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we are staying on top of
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breaking news in san francisco... where a construction collapse has trigered evacuations and road closures. steve aveson is in the newsroom with what we are working on for kron 4 news at six. grant... this is all unfolding right now at a building under construction in soma... a two thousand pound concrete slab is threatening to fall tonight... after a crane malfunctioned and began leaning on a wall. dozens of buildings near the site have been evacuated. and the fremont street on-ramp to eye-80 is closed... and that is causing a traffic nightmare. we will have the latest on the situation tonight at six... including how they are flying in an expert to help with the situation. grant now back to you.
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the nba season is flying by... as the playoffs begin exactly two months from today. and the warriors are expected to make another deep run. but-- before heading down the stretch, they'll have some time to catch their breath with the all-star break. mark carpenter caught up with the team this morning at warriors hq... and joins us with more. mark? the warriors have played 55 of 82-regular season games, but considering they play deep into may and june, this officially marks their halfway point. and before they head down to new orleans for all-star weekend, there's some work to be done tonight at oracle area. golden state... hosting the kings and looking to continue their record streak of no back-to-back losses this year. once they get tonight's game wrapped up, the team is looking forward to some much- needed rest. there are four warriors on the all-star roster-- including steph curry, klay thompson, kevin durant and draymond green. while it is an honor to make
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the cut, green says he's entering this weekend with a veteran mindset and won't be attending all the festivities. instead, he's focused on pacing himself because he knows this is a long season. "you know first time last year, i did every appearance i could possibly do. was changing outfits in the car and all types of stuff, i was going through like two or three outfits a day. just for so many different things that i had to do, so fool me once, they won't fool me twice." an intriguing storyline for tonight's game-- the warriors lost to the kings earlier this month in sacramento... a matchup where steve kerr was ejected. synopsis...rain starts in the north bay
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that wraps up kron 4 news at 5. vicki liviakis joins steve aveson for kron 4 news at six. thank you grant and vicki... we are staying on top of breaking news tonight... where a massive slab of concrete is threatening to fall from the top of a 30 story building. and the construction
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emergency is creating a traffic nightmare... as several streets are shutdown... including the fremont on-ramp. we will have it all for you next on kron 4 news at six.
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a construction emergency in san francisco leads to evacuations from numerous downtown buildings and a major roadway is shut down at this hour. good evening... i'm steve aveson. and i'm pam moore. we started following this breaking news story online this afternoon ... and now on air. problems with a
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massive concrete slab and a crane ... ... 30- stories above the street. this is going on at tehama and howard streets ... that is in san francisco's south of market neighborhood. kron 4's j-r stone is at the scene .... he has an update on the effort to fix this major problem. j-r?
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people have been told to evacuate from at least ten buildings so far. and it could be a while before they are allowed to go back in. kron 4's hermela aregawi caught up to a few of the evacuees a short time ago. hermela?
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well.. majority of people here work in the area or were passing by and were just trying to figure out what's going on.and i didn't talk to anyone that lived in a building that was evacuated.. but i did talk to several people who work in the howard and 1st street block.they had left their offices in the middle of the day to take care of something..and came back to find they were locked out.. which is a problem... because they left thinking.. they would be back for their stuff. sot will conn, evacuated from officei left i think around 245 to go to the gym. i came back around 330 or so and it was right when people were just getting evacuated. and coming out of the building. and there were firefighters in the lobby and they wouldn't let us back in. .. thankfully i had some friends in the area. and i do have my house keys and my phone on me so i can just borrow some money and get home until we're allowed to go back in.sot charles sipos, evacuated from officewe had no idea. we left all our things. i mean you're not going to haul out a bunch of stuff out to court with you so
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we traveled light and everything is stuck in the building now.the person told me he was told it would be a long time before he could enter his office.. he's just going to return to his home base..a nd come back for his stuff later tonight. we have a full list of the building evacuations on our website... kron four dot com. there is a lot going on at the construction site and it may a little difficult to grasp what exactly is causing this emergency. we do have a picture to help explain it a little better. grant lodes is here to give us a close look at this big problem. grant?
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we first alerted kron four viewers about this breaking news at 3-11 this afternoon. you too can get those alerts through the kron four mobile app... anytime... anywhere. it is available for free for apple and android devices. our other big story tonight... the ongoing oroville dam crisis. the sheriff had this warning today ... for people who had returned home.situation. more rain is on the way... and crews are racing to shore up the emergency spillway .... to prevent a wall of water from cascading down the feather river. we have been seeing big rocks airlifted in and dropped to try stabilize the situation. and the update today... it seems to be working... but they aren't out of the woods just yet. kron 4's alecia reid went to the staging area in oroville today to see the massive effort underway to hold off a potential disaster.
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she filed this udpate just a short time ago. as work on the nation's tallest dam continues, water officials say they're making great progress, but there's still a long way to go.bill croyle / department of water resources - sot - we still are working through a very difficult situation at the dam. the dam structure is safe, we are working on those areas that are being challenged by the loss of the portion of the spillway. department of water resources acting chief, bill croyle says the spillway has been stable for days. and that the oroville lake behind the dam is draining rapidly. their goal is to drop the reservoir's level by an overall 50 feet within the next 4 days.sot - providing that protective measure, as long as the ground conditions support the truck traffic and the air conditions allow for operations with the helicopters. state water officials are scrambling to reduce the lake's level before the storms get here. forecasts call for up to 4 inches of rain in the sierra foothills
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starting tonight or early thrusday morning. although it may be even less sot - these are fairly small storms especially compared to what we saw before andstandup as people brace themselves for the upcoming storms, the butte county sheriff is urging those same residents downstream that were evacuated last weekend, to prepare for another evacuation if necessary.reporting from oroville.. something we will be keeping a close eye on the next 48 hours or so, is the water level. crews are trying to lower the level to about 850- feet.. that's to keep the dam from spilling over during the next round of storms. the state is updating the water level every hour. at 4 a-m... it was at 880- feet. by 10 a-m... it dropped by two feet. four hours later at 2 p-m... it was down to 876- feet. and just about an hour ago...
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the water level was at 875 feet .. the state is releasing 100-thousand cubic feet of water ... every second. in the north bay - although the flood waters on highway- 37 are gone - it is still shutdown in both directions effecting many commuters and companies. now, the issue is making some repairs to the road, so that when the rain returns, it won't lead to yet another closure. as kron four's terisa estacio shows us - progress is being made, but the question is - can it all be done in time. pkg - drilling for answers - caltrans crews out examing the soil looking to see how bad the flooding effected the integrity of highway 37. look here at this video from quad copter 4 - due to several factors including creeks overflowing, king tides and a low dip in the roadway, the heavy rains - have lead to several long closures on highway 37. see here how this car got stuck. fortunately no one was injured. now - with severeal dry days - caltrans is focused on putting in a temporary fix - including these measures - here along the eastern side between 101
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and atherton - a steel and concrete wall is going up. nats: on wednesday morning - crews removed many signs to begin installing the wall. larger pumps will be going in to drain creeks and marshes that quickly fill up and then flood the roads. also back to those soil samples - if they show the road is now weak - asphalt will be brought in to add an extra layer of protection. tes: 1:00 terisa estacio/reporting cal trans says they are looking at long term plans but those will take some time to accomplish - and there is this problem. the rain - on wednesday severl times, drops came down. 40 thousand drivers a dau=y amount o f people use highway 37 and going around is cumbersome. sot/tc: 1:31 nick chase i hope they fix it fast. in the northbay, te fears of a
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fears of a random shooter... or someone throwing rocks at cars on an east bay highway... are eased tonight. that's because officials think they have figured out what is going on ... on interstate 680 and highway 24. kron 4's dan kerman is live tonight to explain why this appears is not a criminal investigation. it was this past sunday when a softball size piece of cement flew through alex green's windshield as he drove along highway 24. earlier this month sereta churchill told kron4 news something came crashing through her sunroof in the same location.sotand there have been another 50
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complaints in the same area. standup dan kerman/walnut creek 26-36churchill and green aren't necessarily buying that explanation, but caltrans confirms that since december they've known of a problem near that interchange.sot rocquel johnson/caltrans 50-59 caltrans has put in an emergency request to authorize a repair project on 24 between plesant hill and 680 and on 680 between rutgear and monumentsot 122/is picked up
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the clearest sign yet ... of the impact this stormy winter is having on the bay area. the massive piles of debris we spotted today in the water. and when will it reopen the work to clear a
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huge mudslide that is tying up traffic on a major south bay highway. plus, we are following breaking news tonight out of san francisco. a one ton concrete slab teetering... and could fall at anytime... and it has forced evacuations. an update is coming up shortly. at at&t, we believe in access. the opportunity for everyone to explore a digital world. connecting with the things that matter most. and because nothing keeps us more connected than the internet, we've created access from at&t. california households with at least one resident who receives snap or ssi benefits may qualify for home internet at a discounted rate of $10 a month. no commitment, deposit, or installation fee. visit att.com/accessnow to learn more. live look at the
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situation in san francisco's south of market neighborhood.
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ten buiuldings evacuated due to a construction emergency áá ááá to the south bay now... for an update on that month- old landslide on highway -17 in the santa cruz mountains. kron four's rob fladeboe takes a look at today's progress and explains why the chp says commuters need to keep their eyes on the road and not on the slide as they pass by. ááááá
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storm debris has made its way down the mountains .... and into the san francisco bay. here is a look at the tree limbs and branches that floated into aquatic park cove in san francisco. the national park service says, the debris has been piling up over the last few days. the park service says, this typically happens after a lot of rain. visitors stop by to snap photographs of the mess... yet, despite the debris, swimmers still jumped into the water to get in some
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exercise. the national park service is renting a big dumpster so it can remove all of the debris. right now, the cove remains open to the public... but the public is being told - be careful walking along the shore or swimming in the water. from the air... you can see just how big the mess is... it goes beyond san francisco. this video from our helicopter partnership with a-b-c 7 news shows a long line of debris in the bay. this video was taken over by the east bay... and that trail is long. from what we saw, it is mainly tree branches that are floating in the water. but in some instances, entire trees that had made the trek from a local river or creek all the way to the bay. we told you about the debris a couple of weeks causing problems for ferries that shuttle commuters back and forth daily.
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problems? what problems? the sea lions at pier 39 in san francisco are out in force again. don't tell them about all the junk floating around their temporary home. we saw them going in and out of the water today... completely oblivious to all the debris floating in the bay. and as you might expect... a number of tourists gathered to watch them play since the sun was out. toss weather synopsis...rain starts in the north bay overnight and then reaches the greater bay area and central coast for the thursday morning commute. rain quickly turns to showers by midday thursday. the next round of rain starts friday
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morning over the central coast and then spreads northward across the bay area with another round of rain. showers linger saturday then a brief dry spell through sunday. next front http://www.weaarrives sunday night into monday with rain chances lasting through wednesday. && .discussion...as of 2:23 pm pst ord=pst wednesday...a few passing showers across the north bay earlier today, but latest radar ord=radar imagery shows the bay area is now quiet. a few spotters did report a trace http://www.wea one or two gages tipped 0.01 inches this morning. now onto the main event. the much talked about cold front nt is still ontrack for tonight and thursday. currently the cold front nt is off the norcal coast spreading moderate to heavy rain near the ca/or border. weather model timing is in decent agreement with rain developing over the north bay late this
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evening, then gradually spreading southward to the golden gate by 4 am and finally to monterey by mid morning thursday. lingering showers will develop behind the front ord=front for much of the bay area during the day thursday. rainfall will be highest over the north bay and coastal mountains, roughly 1-2 inches. elsewhere, 0.25-0.75 inches. the greatest impact will be on the thursday morning commute in the heart of the bay area. the passing front http://www.weawill also bring some gusty winds, which may bring a tree or two down but not widespread. no wind advisories have been issued since a few gusts will only reach 35-40 mph. a second system will impact the region friday into saturday. models vary on strength and position of a developing surface low off the central coast, but all bring moderate to heavy rain to the central coast. latest wpc forecast puts a 992mb low due west of pt reyes by 4 am friday with a warm front http://www.weaeast to near pt conception. latest thinking is widespread rainfall will breaking news tonight. a large area in san francisco's south of market neighborhood has been cleared out and evacuated. a massive concrete slab and crane are causing serious concerns at a construction site... we will have a live
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update in five minutes. and a change of plans. president trump with a bit of a surprise when it comes to peace in the middle east. what he told israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu... during a white house meeting. new tonight at eight...move over selfie stick...the inventor of the photo snapping device says he has a new and improved piece of selfie technology..why he says the "quick-pod" will be more popular than his previous invention...that's tonight on kron 4 news at eight. promo to
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president trump met with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu today.. and threw him a bit of a curve ball. the israeli leader has been emboldened since trump took office and pledged his support. the two men met at the white house and the big topic was working
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toward a peace agreement between israel and the palestinians. first, the president said he liked the idea of a two-state solution but if the two sides come up with an alternative, he would support it. then came the topic of israeli settlements in the west bank. they have been at the center of many recent conflicts. will be made. this is a bit of a surprise since the president said during his campaign israel should keep going with settlements. this is a story we are going to following all night on air, as well as online at kron - four- dot com, and the kron four facebook page. an update on the evacuations due to a massive concrete slab which has come loose at a construction site in san francisco. and questions are being raised about
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president trump's campaign and what contact might have been made with russian counterparts. what some lawmakers what to see happen. plus another blow to the president's trump cabinet. why andrew puzder is withdrawing his nomination for labor secretary.
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synopsis: california water officials say they're making "great progress" on the repairs to the damaged spillways of the nation's tallest dam.department of water resources acting chief bill croyle says oroville lake behind the dam is draining rapidly and has dropped some 20 feet since it reached capacity early sunday and overflowed an emergency spillway. croyle says a storm wednesday appears to be small and that the reservoir's water levels should keep shrinking. residents who were evacuated have now been allowed to return to their homes, but cautioned that they could have to leave again at a moments notice if the situation changes once the next strom moves in. summary: work crews on highway 17 were back at the location where a massive mudslide continues to block the northbound lane between the silicon valley and santa cruz. they will build an 8-foot berm along the entire length of the slide. that way passing traffic on the southbound lanes will be
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protected should the slide grow worse in the coming wet weather. traffic is moving, one lane each way in the southbound lanes from vine hill to sugar loaf road. but the commute from scotts valley to the summit can take upwards of two hours with alternative routes also plagued by slides. the chp asking drivers to keep their eyes on the road as they pass by the on going work. in the north bay - although the flood waters on highway 37 are gone - it is still shutdown in both directions effecting many commuters and companies. now the issue making some repairs to the road so that when the rain returns it won't lead to yet another closure. today, caltrans was out taking samples of the soil next to the roadway to see how flood waters have affected the integrity of the pavement. if it is bad, they can lay a layer of asphalt. in addition, a steel concrete wall is being installed to keep water at bay. no word yet on when the reapirs will be done or when the road will be reopened.
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summary: several motorists driving near the 68/24 interchange have reported something hit their cars. in fact the chp has received more than 50 similar complaints over the last few months, but now authorities have determined there is no crime here just bad roadway specifically debris from the roadway hitting the vehicles and causing damage. caltrans has put in an emergency request to authorize a repair project on 24 between plesant hill and 680 and on 680 between rutgear and monument. news.
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one of president trump's cabinet picks is pulling out. andrew puzder.. the nominee for labor secretary... has told the white house he does not want to proceed... if there is not a viable path to confirmation. a number of top senate republicans had urged the white house to withdraw the nomination... saying, the votes for approval were not there. puzder needed at least fifty republican votes to be approved.. but at least four republicans said , they would definitely vote no. and at least eight others were leaning towards a no.puzder is c-e-o of the company that owns the hardees and carl's junior fast food chains.he has come under fire on labor issues... and... the fact that he employed an undocumented housekeeper for years. tonight, the white house is scrambling to push back against reports of
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communication between the trump campaign and the russian government. the new york times reports during the 2016 campaign trump's team spoke with russian officials multiple times. kron 4's national correspodnent mark meredith is on capitol hill with what would be a new crisis for the administration. trt: from capitol hill, i'm mark meredith. out: 1:36 00:00-00:10 - mark meredith / capitol hill00:59-01:06 - rep. bill shuster / pennsylvania 01:12-01:19 - rep. nancy pelosi / minority leader 01:25-01:36 - mark meredith / capitol hilltonight president trump is defending his former national security advisor while blasting the media for intellignece leaks.this all happening at the same time members of congress are demanding to know more about who knew what, and when.it's a crisis growing larger by the hour.tonight the white house is once again under fire - after an unconfirmed new york times report that president trump's campaign had direct contact with the russian government. so far the white house isn't answering direct questions about the report. instead today the president rushed to defend michael flynn - his former national security advisor - who resigned over allegations he held back details about conversations he had with the russian government."xxxxxxx"
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congressional republicans we spoke with agree. representative bill shuster of pennsylvania tells me the real issue isn't about russia, instead it's much closer to home."xxxx"but democrats are adament flynn's resignation doesn't go far enough.house members promising much tougher questions for the trump administration . "the trump white house has a lot to answer for, flynn's latest behavior is just the latest sign of the bad behavior." tonight at least one democratic senator is calling for the investigation to be handled by a third party instead of congress so that the public would have more information.reporting from capitol hill, i'm mark meredith.
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toss weather synopsis...rain starts in the north bay overnight and then reaches the greater bay area and central coast for the thursday morning commute. rain quickly turns to showers by midday thursday. the next round of rain starts friday morning over the central coast and then spreads northward across the bay area with another round of rain. showers linger saturday then a brief dry spell through sunday. next front http://www.weaarrives sunday night into monday with rain chances lasting through wednesday. && .discussion...as of 2:23 pm pst ord=pst wednesday...a few passing showers across the north bay earlier today, but latest radar ord=radar imagery shows the bay area is now quiet. a few spotters did report a trace http://www.wea one or two gages tipped 0.01 inches this morning. now onto the main event. the much talked about cold front nt is still ontrack for tonight and thursday. currently the cold front nt is off the norcal coast spreading moderate to heavy rain near the ca/or border. weather model timing is in decent
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agreement with rain developing over the north bay late this evening, then gradually spreading southward to the golden gate by 4 am and finally to monterey by mid morning thursday. lingering showers will develop behind we told you last week how steph curry reacted to under armour's c-e-o calling donald trump an "asset" .... and it wasn't pleasant. how that c-e-o defended his comments today.
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plank... ruffled the feathers of athletes like dwayne the rock johnson and misty copeland ... by his comments last week about president trump. even bay area sports star and under armour sponsor stephen curry had something to say. curry was asked in an interview about his take on kevin plank's voicing support for president trump. "calling him an asset". curry said "i agree with that description if you remove the áe-t' from asset." ceo kevin plank took to "the baltimore sun newspaper" today...to express his feelings. he wrote " in a time of division, we aspire to be a force of unity, growth and optimism for our country. under armour engages in policy, not politics." in sports... joe lacob and peter guber bought the warriors for 450-million- dollars... you won't believe how much the team is worth now...... and speaking of the warriors... they prepare for their final
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game before the all-star break... mark has the team's reaction... and all the
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exactly two months from today... and you can bet the warriors are going to right there making another run to the finals. thankfully-- there's some time for them to relax just before the 2nd- half season begins. the warriors hosting the kings tonight in the final game...before the all-star break. there are four warriors going to new orleans this weekend-- including steph curry, klay thompson, kevin durant and draymond green. while it is an honor to make the cut, both kd and green are looking forward to the árest over the all-star festivities. the veterans say this time of year is all about pacing. "once you've been there for so long, some of the stuff that you might have done early on, you tend to look towards getting more rest and relaxing and getting ready for the second half of the season." "appearance here, appearance
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there, one hour here, 30 minutes there, an hour and a half there. my schedule was literally full every hour of the day. i been getting 15 minute naps in the car. i made that mistake before. i can't do it again." as you can see, draymond always has something great to say.... and he had some very strong opinions on the controversy between charles oakley and the new york knicks. here's the video that's still intriguing after a week-- oakley, a longtime knick, was escorted out of madison square garden... and arrested after getting into a scuffle with security. the drama really escalated a couple days later when team owner james dolan banned oakley from the arena and accused him of having a drinking problem. the tension apparently stems from oakley's criticism of dolan's ownership. in his weekly podcast with 'uninterrupted- dot-com,' green ripped dolan for his handling of the situation...and accused him of operating with a 'slave master mentality' "if it wasn't a problem then when he were doing it for
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yall, why is it all of a sudden a problem now when he speak out on something he don't like and now you wanna disown him from your entire organization. that's a slave mentality. you doing it for me, it's all good. but now you doing it against me, not necessarily against me, speaking out against my organization, that's not good anymore? slave mentality, slave master mentality." green also said this oakley situation will have a ripple effect...and impact the team's ability to attract free agents. we all know the warriors roster is an embarrassment of riches... and that also is emblematic of the franchise's net worth. according to a forbes report published today, the warriors are the nba's 3rd- most valuable frnachise... at 2-point-6 billion dollars. that's a 37-percent jump from last season. this is even more incredible when you consider the fact that joe lacob bought the franchise 7- years ago...for 450-million
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dollars. the only teams with a higher value than the warriors...are the knicks and lakers. turning to the nfl-- super bowl 51 is probably something new 49ers head coach kyle shanahan wants to forget about, but-- a former falcons receiver is still pretty heated about how that game ended. longtime atlanta wideout roddy white, who didn't play this year, but spent 11-seasons with the falcons, said he would have fought shanahan on the sidelines if he was playing. he made the remarks on a podcast in atlana. in case you forgot, the falcons fell apart against the patriots...after leading by 25 in the 3rd quarter. shanahan, caught a lot of criticism for his late play calling..and not running down the clock. white also said shanahan 'destroyed a dream' for an entire city. time now to head to arizona for spring training-- - where the a's went back to work today. it's the first full workout for the pitchers and catchers. as of now, here's how the rotation is shaping up-- sonny gray and kendall graveman...the aces at the top.
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sean manaea...slotted in at 3rd...with jharel cotton taking up the 4th spot. the rest of the team scheduled to report to mesa on saturday. finally tonight-- president donald trump is ending what's become an annual tradition in the oval office. the commander-in-chief will reportedly not be filling out brackets for the men's and women's ncaa basketball tournaments in march. the process gained popularity in the white house over the last eight years... as president obama made his picks on espn. ♪ ♪
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news tonight on kron 4 news. a construction emergency in san francisco's south of market neighborhood...
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